A bright, sunny day and relatively calm seas today, and we were able to take advantage of these sea conditions and ran to the far west end of the Channel to see the “mother lode” of whales. As Capt. Mat said, “this is one of the top 5 days of whale watching I've ever seen.” That's coming from a man who's been a whale boat captain for 15 years. As for me, I've watched whales all over the world, most recently near Glacier Bay Alaska, and nothing compares to this. Okay, so let's qualify things: these are WILD animals and the DO move around from time to time, and there are no guarantees except you'll get a free pass if we don't have significant sightings. But tomorrow's marine forecast is looking great.
10 Blue Whales
25 Humpback Whales
10 Dall's Porpoise (a speedy little northern species)
300 California Sea Lions (including one massive group of several hundred)
1 Northern Fur Seal (amongst the whales)
25 Pacific White sided Dolphins (mixed in with the feeding whales!)
20 Risso's Dolphins.
Photographs from today's adventure will be available online tomorrow on the boat photo site:
Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day !
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